Skip Navigation Links
NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre
Submit Research Suggestion



When completing this form, if you choose to enter an email address, this will automatically create a password protected account within the system enabling you to track the progress of your suggestion. The email sent to confirm receipt of your suggestion will contain your log in details. However, you do not need to enter an email address to submit an idea - we're still keen to hear from you and there is no limit to the number of forms you can complete.

For the Programme dropdown, this is an optional entry and the current programmes are restricted to

  • NIHR Health Technology Assessment
  • NIHR Public Health Research
  • Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME)
  • NIHR Health Service and Delivery Research

If you are unsure of which programme, please leave this blank.


Research Suggestion Details

What is the research question or uncertainty that you think needs to be answered? 
Limit: 1000 characters Remaining:
What is the intervention* for which the research is needed (i.e. where we need to know more about "what works")?
Limit: 1000 characters Remaining:
* The definition of intervention is very broad and can range from:
     - Interventions to promote health and prevent disease, the use of a diagnostic test or questionnaire, drug treatments, devices, surgical
      techniques, physical or talking therapies, settings of care and screening.
     - Wider public health interventions and services e.g. reducing transport injuries related to children and young people.
     - Interventions to improve the quality of health services, how effective they are and how easy they are for people to get access to.
Please describe the patient group, people, population or communities that are likely to be offered this intervention and where it might be delivered
Limit: 550 characters Remaining:
Briefly explain why this research will be important to the public, patients, clinicians, the wider NHS or local communities
Limit: 2500 characters Remaining:
Please provide any information you can on any published or ongoing research on this intervention and include here any other comments you would like to make
Limit: 7000 characters Remaining:
Where known, please state normal practice in this field and what would be the important outcomes of this intervention
Limit: 1000 characters Remaining:

Select Programme


Contact Details

Title *
First Name *
Surname *
Job Position
Email Address 
Confirm Email Address 
About You
If Other, Please specify
If applicable, enter your Organisation ID Code

Data Protection Agreement

NETSCC complies with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 and is committed to upholding the data protection principles.The Department of Health, National Institute for Health Research (DH NIHR) is the Data Controller under the Data Protection Act 1998 ('the Act'). Under the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. You should be aware that information given to us might be shared with other DH NIHR bodies for the purposes of statistical analysis and other DH NIHR research management purposes. NETSCC also reserves the right to share, in confidence, details of your application with other approved research funding organisations outside NIHR in order to coordinate research activity in the UK. Applicants may be assured that DH NIHR is committed to protecting privacy and to processing all personal information in a manner that meets the requirements of the Act.

Maintenance of data

You are responsible for maintaining your personal information, including contact details, on the system.

Use of data

NETSCC uses personal data submitted by MIS users for purposes associated with the application and award processes for research funding.

Personal data may be used in relation to:

  • the registration of your application;

  • the operation of grants processing and management information systems;

  • the acquisition of UK and/or international peer reviewer comments on proposals and reports;

  • the preparation of material for use by reviewers, experts, referees and review panels;

  • your review of proposals and reports;

  • your response to reviewer comments (if you are an applicant);

  • payments made to your Higher Education Institution;

  • statistical analysis in relation to the evaluation of research (research on research);

  • email alerts and bulletins

Information collected from you will not be passed to any third party outside the NIHR except specifically as detailed above without your consent except where we are under a statutory obligation or entitled to do so by law.

Disclosure of data

NETSCC will make the project costs and details of all contracts awarded available on its website. We may also publish material and information about successful applications from the MIS (excluding user information) on our website or in printed form. Details of the NETSCC publications scheme are available from our (

You further agree to the transfer of your personal data outside the European Economic Area for the purposes stated above.

Access to data

You have the right to ask for a copy of the data that we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. You should contact your Programme Manager for this information.

I accept the Data Protection Agreement

Terms and Conditions

(For a full set of terms and conditions, click here.)

I accept the Terms and Conditions

Submit Research Suggestion

Submit      Cancel          
For technical assistance, contact details can be found here.
Terms of Use | Powered by Easygrants® v7.0